OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 3 taxa in the family Clethraceae, Heath family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Sweet-pepperbush, Cinnamonbark, Cinnamon Clethra, Mountain White-alder

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clethra acuminata   FAMILY: Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clethra acuminata   FAMILY: Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clethra acuminata 143-01-001   FAMILY: Clethraceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests, heath balds, streambanks, margins of rock outcrops at high elevations

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Sweet-pepperbush, Coastal White-alder

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clethra alnifolia   FAMILY: Cyrillaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Clethra alnifolia   FAMILY: Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clethra alnifolia var. alnifolia 143-01-002a   FAMILY: Clethraceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, blackwater swamp forests, nonriverine swamp forests

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Downy Sweet-pepperbush, Downy White-alder

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clethra tomentosa   FAMILY: Cyrillaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Clethra alnifolia   FAMILY: Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clethra alnifolia var. tomentosa 143-01-002b   FAMILY: Clethraceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, swamps, streambanks

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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"When the stem leaves grow directly across from each other, in pairs, the leaves are called opposite; when they grow in circles of threes, fours, fives, and so on, they are termed whorled. If... the leaves are arranged singly on the stem, first at one point and then at another, they are alternate." — Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide